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Coder: Book Five (Princes of Prophecy 5) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B01LZYRLHX
- Publisher : L. Ann Marie (September 27, 2016)
- Publication date : September 27, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1699 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 260 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #322,145 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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We met Brantley in MC Blackhawk, one of six foster children adopted by CJ & Cloud. He was always in the periphery, nothing special about him, the kid brother that would pop up in the stories. He has always been there quietly supporting his family, the MC and now the Princes. After a short relationship ends he is left a single father to a beautiful boy.
Holly has been alone since she was 17 when she survives a horrific attack Brantley is there to help her through. Their relationship evolves as continued threats plague them, the trafficking continues and they learn how to handle a very powerful child.
The message of sharing your strength, always protecting your women & children and the brotherhood always has your back continues.
Everyone from the MC makes appearances, and the Princes continue to live what they were taught. We also get a little more of Christian and Taylor is still struggling with PTSD. Another great read in one of the best series around.
Coder is the first of the “next generation” books that I’ve had a bit of a hard time dealing with the fact that a character I knew as a child has now grown into a man. We met Brantley way back when he was twelve years old right before he was adopted by Cloud and C.J. He was the sweetest and least intense of the Blackhawk brothers despite being one of the oldest. To add to that he’s a computer geek and he reminded me of my son. I certainly wasn’t ready for little Brantley to be a Dad, much less have to go through such an emotional journey when he brought his son home.
As we learned more about all Brantley does for his MC, he reminded of Danny LaPonte. I’m pretty sure Brantley was underestimated by not only his MC family but his parents and siblings as well. Part of it was maturity (he was a bit precocious) but a big part was because his skills and gifts aren’t as flashy as his siblings. Seems the sons are having to learn the same lessons their fathers did.
Some of these kids are still extremely young, and this book really showcased to me the effects of opening up a chapter away from the main MC and their parents, no matter how ready or “special” they are. What I did like was how the bond between not only the brothers but also how the Blackhawk siblings are getting tighter than they already were.
Brantley had some rough roads to travel. First, he became a single Dad under some horribly emotional circumstances, then the woman who he doesn’t realize is his, is viciously attacked right in front of him. And as usual, a brother is claiming his woman so a war will commence and Brantley’s skills are tested with the direst of consequences if he fails.
I felt a bit cheated because we miss the slowly falling in love aspect that I need in a romance. Instead, the readers and seers of the MC say it is meant to be, so everyone just kind of falls into line with it. As much as these books fascinate me, that gets on my nerves.
As for Holly, she is super shy and extremely sweet. She had a less than stellar childhood but we only get the barest details about that. She didn’t wow me, although I liked that she’s willing to take all the Blackhawk brothers under her wing until they are ready to fly on their own.
Next up is Taylor who has been on a dark road of his own while he battles PTSD. I’m glad we are seeing signs of him trying to get his feet under him, but I think he’s got a bumpy ride ahead of him. I just hope that we get a romance with some depth to it for his book.
It's recommended to read the previous books before reading any of the princes books. I didn't so I don't think I missed out too much. I prefer the paranormal stories and this also being an mc romance is an added bonus. The story is not rushed and choppy but full of rich details. The reader can almost picture themselves in the world of the princes. It's a good story.
Brantley Blackhawk, works HS IT for the Princes. A single father to his infant son. He is respected by his brothers.
Holly is an orphan. She is a teacher and children's book author whobis working as a receptionist for the Prince's.
Holly is targeted by the unknown organization that has been attempting to kidnap the old ladies and kids of the Princes and MC Baxter's. Rescued by Brantley and Taylor, she is badly injured. Brantley takes her in to protect her and allow her to heal. His young son is as drawn to her as he is. When the seers say she belongs, Brantley starts working Patches list to make Holly his old lady and make her officially Mucimi's mom.
There are a lot of growing pains for the Blackhawk family. The MC Baxter's are still struggling with the fact the Princes are capable adults. They are getting better. Traitors are caught and the larger threat has been eliminated.
Loved little Mucimi. Happy to see Jeremy grow up a little and Jacob step out of his shadow. Christian, allowing Holly, his brothers and father in, easing his burden. Taylor getting help. Looking foreword to Taylors story.
Top reviews from other countries
I have just read the 22 books to date back to back in the order published on the author's website and decided to review them as a whole. I really don't think they stand well as stand alones as there are too many common threads, too much history and too much character crossover for that so it really is one (very) long story over a very long period of time with each series concentrating on a particular character group but including all of the others (except for the initial Baxter books which didn't have a lot of MC action but did set the scene for a lot of what is to come).
I loved every book although of course some more than others but i am giving an overall five star rating. My biggest issue was that sometimes (often) i found it difficult to be sure exactly who was talking and had to reread sections to try to work it out. I think that perhaps what the author is seeing in her head moves a bit too fast to translate well to the written word for some of us (something like the thoughts of some of her characters - you need to read the stories to understand my thought process here!!)
My other issue was keeping my head straight with the cast of thousands (and this is not an exaggeration) ... with each story building on to what has come before and what will come to be and with most characters continuing to play a place in each consecutive story I found myself constantly stopping to think - now who was that, whose child is that, whose partner is that???? but even amongst that confusion I loved the relationships and the strengths they provided.
The author has an amazing imagination and has brought to the table a fantastic story that i will continue to read and at some point will def read again. I have always loved and had an interest in native american philosophy and also in paranormal and psychic connections and love the way these are ingrained into the books as the stories unfold.
Although there were some things that caused me slight annoyances I cannot deny that as a whole this fits as one of the best series i have enjoyed. my thanks to the author for providing such a thoroughly engaging tale